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SuSE-SA:2004:009: Linux Kernel

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the Linux Kernel package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SuSE-SA:2004:009 (Linux Kernel).


iDEFENSE Inc. informed us about a buffer overflow in the linux 2.4
kernel code which handles ISO9660 filesystems. The original code is not
able to handle very long symlink names.
The vulnerability can be triggered locally by mounting removable media
that contains a malformed filesystem or by using the loopback device.
Exploiting this buffer overflow results in kernel-level access to the
system.

Another vulnerability permits the retrieval of private informations
from JFS filesystems due to the lack of cleaning up (writing zeros)
used sectors on the harddrive. This bug needs root privilges to be
exploited.



Solution : http://www.suse.de/security/2004_09_kernel.html
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Tenable Network Security

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